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Notice of election for the 2021-2023 management committee

- Ross Roberts
Our AGM is coming up in September, which means that it’s time to elect your new management committee. Our committee members are elected for two years, and normally we have equal numbers of members who are at the end of their first year (i.e. ro...

Expressions of Interest – Subsoil Practice Note

- Sally Hargraves
NZGS have identified an area for which we would like to develop a short Practice Note to assist the geotechnical profession in NZ.  The design and use of subsoil drains in earthworks projects varies around the country with different practitioners, d...

Expressions of Interest – NZ Geomechanics News co-editor

- Ross Roberts
If you enjoy Geomechanics News and want to be more involved in the society, this opportunity is for you. The New Zealand Geotechnical Society is justifiably proud of our bi-annual publication, NZ Geomechanics News. First published in November 1970, i...

MBIE feedback – Occupational regulation of engineers

- Ross Roberts
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is consulting on proposed changes to the occupational regulation of engineers. The NZGS management committee has been working with Engineering NZ, SESOC, NZSEE and SFPE to develop feedback. Because ...

Call For Nominations for NZGS Management Committee 2021

- Ross Roberts
Introduction The NZGS management committee manages the affairs of the society on behalf of the members. We aim for representation on the Committee that is as broad as possible both geographically and between engineers and geoscientists to ensure that...

NZS4431 Revision – Update

- Sally Hargraves
Standards NZ are completing a review of NZS 4431:1989 and NZGS have several members on the review committee.  Attached is an update from the review committee. Please provide any feedback to Sally Hargraves, Tony Fairclough or Ross Roberts. Chair upd...

ISSMGE TC103 update

- Ross Roberts
Update from Ioannis Antonopoulos – 20 May 2021 TC103 (Numerical Methods in Geomechanics) was active in: Working on the virtual time capsule project ( https://www.issmge.org/the-society/time-capsule/time-capsule) preparing the material. For this...

ISSMGE TC104 update

- Ross Roberts
Update from Phil Robins Members of the ISSMGE Technical Committee on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics (TC104) gathered to attend the virtual workshop on Frontiers for Hypergravity Experiments and Model Tests over two days late last year (7 and 9 Dece...